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Heads up, ya’ll!

AUSTIN - Daniel Herrera, Jr., literally grew up in the family business. Now he runs it. Heads Up Cleaning Specialists was begun by his parents, Daniel Sr., and Imelda Herrera, in Lockhart, TX, about 30 miles from Austin, in 2001. Herrera began working with his parents when he was still in middle school. He first thought about going into law enforcement, then attending college to study business. But when Imelda’s health became an issue, Herrera ...

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02/26/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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See for yourself

AUSTIN -Sometimes in the construction industry, you’ll find yourself on a job walking off with a story or a friend. That’s what happened to Jeremy Macklin, the technician at Capitol Screen Company when on his way to an estimate in the hill country....

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02/26/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Worth the wait

AUSTIN - January 30 was the day HOLT CAT owners and employees have been waiting to attend for over two decades. This special day the ground was broken on the new 85,000sf facility in Georgetown....

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02/26/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Business as youth-ual

AUSTIN - Youth is not always wasted on the young. Only four short years after David Esslinger earned his Business Administration degree at A&M in 2002, he started his own general contracting business....

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01/29/2018 12:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Ridout passes the torch

AUSTIN - For 32 years, Tony Ridout has been the managing partner for RidoutBarrett serving San Antonio and now the Austin areas since 1986. On Jan. 1 of this year, Tony passed on the reins to new managing partner, Dustin Michalak....

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Solid roots

AUSTIN - The name changed in 2003 and they’ve been growing ever since. Vice President of Ames Mirrors and Glass, Chance Foreman, was hired this past year to scale and grow the company to new heights. The company noticed all the growth of Austin attracted Houston and Dallas companies to take over the glass market. Foreman tells us he was hired to eliminate that and make sure to keep the construction and glasswork here local with an Austin based ...

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Focus - Truck drivers and concrete

HOUSTON - Holeman has been in the concrete industry since 1998. He has served as president of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Houston Chapter since 2016 and is a member of the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA)....

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04/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - Construction safety tightens

SAN ANTONIO - What are the “hot button” issues in the concrete industry? We continue to experience a shortage of qualified labor and volatility in the commodities markets causing spikes in pricing for concrete ready-mix, steel and lumber products used in our industry....

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04/27/2018 11:00:00 | Viewed: 0
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Focus - A robust industry

DALLAS/FT WORTH - Sandbrook is a 1979 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in management, he spent 13 years in the U.S. Army which included a four-year tour in Germany in cavalry and engineering units, three years as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the Military Academy and two years as the Army Program representative to Raytheon. While teaching at West Point, Sanbr...

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Focus - Concrete and construction

AUSTIN - After moving to Texas in 1983, Angelo went to work for Trinity Engineering Testing Laboratories in the firm’s geotechnical department and then shortly transferred to the construction materials testing department and has been working with testing labs ever since....

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